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Short Definition : strongly opposed to social or political change; opposing progress; politically ultraconservative; N. OP. radical

(noun) an extreme conservative; an opponent of progress or liberalism Definition
(adj) extremely conservative
Synonyms : far-right reactionist
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reactionary

Reactionary - Actionary is to perfrom some action, but reactionary is to restrain/suppress the action....... i.e. to recoil the progress

Reactionary person REACTS to every change.

reacting in a bad way to a visionary


Short Definition : kingdom; field or sphere; Ex. not within the realms of possibility

(noun) a domain in which something is dominant
Synonyms : kingdom land
Example Sentence
  • the untroubled kingdom of reason
  • a land of make-believe
  • the rise of the realm of cotton in the south
(noun) the domain ruled by a king or queen
Synonyms : kingdom
(noun) a knowledge domain that you are interested in or are communicating about
Synonyms : region
Example Sentence
  • it was a limited realm of discourse
  • here we enter the region of opinion
  • the realm of the occult
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for realm

realm (re + alm ) alm means king like almpanah in hindi (region of alm = kingdom)

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real madrid(real+m) plays like a lethal weapon on the **field**

real Maharaja has lot REAL(TY) estate...

realm means domain....so realm of real numbers is from -infinity to infinity


Short Definition : one who harvests grain; Ex. the Grim Reaper; V. reap: cut and gather (crop); harvest a crop

(noun) someone who helps to gather the harvest
Synonyms : harvester
(noun) Death personified as an old man or a skeleton with a scythe
Synonyms : grim reaper
(noun) farm machine that gathers a food crop from the fields
Synonyms : harvester
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for reaper

reap sounds like ripe: one who harvest ripe grains called ripe(r) or reaper....

Reaper Relate with Ripper ~Death personified...


Short Definition : return of part of a payment; discount; V.

(noun) a refund of some fraction of the amount paid
Synonyms : discount
(noun) a rectangular groove made to hold two pieces together
Synonyms : rabbet
(verb) give a reduction in the price during a sale
Example Sentence
  • The store is rebating refrigerators this week
(verb) cut a rebate in (timber or stone) Definition
(verb) join with a rebate
Example Sentence
  • rebate the pieces of timber and stone
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebate

R(Rates)+ebate(abate); so rates are abated

Rebate is same as abate, bt normally used for price RATE.

RE+BATE..SOUNDS LIKE BEAT..SO WHEN someone ask you to pay.. return for the part of payment..(which he has given you..you beat him ..

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re(bait) try to bait ppl to buy a product by giving discount

rebate: r(rates)+eba(y)+te. u know they always have reduction in rates at ebay!! happy learning.. :)


Short Definition : reject bluntly; snub; beat back; Ex. She rebuffed his invitation; N.

(noun) a deliberate discourteous act (usually as an expression of anger or disapproval)
Synonyms : slight
(noun) an instance of driving away or warding off
Synonyms : repulse snub
(verb) reject outright and bluntly
Synonyms : repel snub
Example Sentence
  • She snubbed his proposal
(verb) force or drive back
Example Sentence
  • repel the attacker
  • fight off the onslaught
  • rebuff the attack
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuff

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re (reject) + buff (bluff) -> you will reject/snub/beat back what a bluff (person who pretends or lies) says !

re+buff(buffalo)....so when your buffalo..hits you.. and you beat it.... My Buffalo did it ones with Me hahahah ;)

a BUFFER is used to block or repel.

when a bluff person calls u u reply very bluntly

reBUFF>>sayin a girl that she is a BUFFalo means u r snubbing and insulting her!!!!!!not gud for u :)

Rebuff=Re(reply)+puff(food) snub that he cannot talk again.

A dog Rejected a stranger entry by barking "wuff wuff"

if some1s bluff is caught, and he bluffs again then it a rebuff and u will reject it pretty bluntly


Short Definition : scold harshly; criticize severely

(noun) an act or expression of criticism and censure
Example Sentence
  • he had to take the rebuke with a smile on his face
(verb) censure severely or angrily
Example Sentence
  • The mother scolded the child for entering a stranger's car
  • The deputy ragged the Prime Minister
  • The customer dressed down the waiter for bringing cold soup
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuke

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sounds like REEBOK.....u'll SCOLD HARSHLY n CRITICIZE SEVERELY ur servant as he has spoiled ur reebok shoes..

rebuke~'Angry Duke';An angrly duke will scold badly or criticize badly

rebike ~ re-puke. puking is a disgusting form of criticizing. you are re-puking. that is criticizing sharply. hence rebuke.

rebuke concentrate on BUK....when ANGRY u keep buk buk[NEGATIVE] and dont allow others to speak.

rebuke = rebok shoes se peetna, not actually, but literally, itna jada scold karna !!

Rebuke sounds like dispute which means an argument so at arguments, you criticize other people

if someone wears my Reebok(brand) shoes, i rebuke(reprimand) him

Book (file criminal charges) some one for his reply

after taking full meal u feel re (again) buke(empty stomach) so the owner of the hotel severly criticize his worker.

Rebuke for using Nuke weopons


Short Definition : representation of words in the form of pictures or symbols; puzzle in which pictures or letters stand for words; Ex. ``R U 18'' is a rebus for ``Are you 18''.

(noun) a puzzle where you decode a message consisting of pictures representing syllables and words
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebus

Re(read)+bus imagine u r in bus.so for tp u start reading book but reading is difficult in bus.so you buy the book which has pictures in place of words now its really easy to read it.so here picture represents words.Reading+At+BUS

Bus routes in the cities are denoted with symbols (25B, 108D) and pictures(eg.airport) rather than names of palces.

re+bus, if we decode this word, it has 'bus' instead of the picture of the 'bus'. However the meaning of 'rebus' is other way round, where pictures are used for words.

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re+BUS...with the increasing bus accidents, u can symbolize BUS for death...

Remember we used to play a PICTIONARY... Rebus is that..

rebus ~ sms ; generally we use symbols is SMS instead of writing the entire word so that message is does not require lot of typing.. for ex - "R U ok ? "

rebus means representation of word in picture.So, imagine u r drawing a bus(picture) instead of writing the word


Short Definition : refutation; response with contrary evidence; V. rebut: refute; disprove

(noun) the speech act of refuting by offering a contrary contention or argument Definition
(noun) (law) a pleading by the defendant in reply to a plaintiff's surrejoinder
Synonyms : rebutter
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for rebuttal

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Rebutal=reply with but(contradiction) to all.

rebuttal~refutal--> refu(refuse) + tal(at all) .... one who refuese to listen at all and gives proof to falsify it!

butt ... take my butt _|_, bluntly refuse

"Rebut" sounds like "rebuff".

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